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n. (vocative). A polite and friendly term of address to women of any age. E maine, ka omai ana i tetai vai kia inu au. Would you let me have some water to drink, please, miss; E aa taau ka inangaro, e maine? What would you like, madam?; Kua tika roa taau tuatua, e maine. You were quite right, dear; Kua rava teia mataora, e maine ma, ka oki au ki te kainga. We have had a lot of fun, friends, it’s time I was going home. [Np. *mafine.]

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